Your Morning Basket

Join us as we delve into the principles and practices of homeschool Morning Time aka Morning Basket or Circle Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get the kids to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 141 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 8 hours 8 minutes


episode 98: YMB #98 Finding the Fun in Art History: A Conversation with Lotus Stuart

Lotus Stuart has always done art with her kids ever since they were little. When she started homeschooling them she began using a curriculum, but what she soon discovered was with using a curriculum they were doing less art and it was certainly less FUN.  In that moment the idea for Art History Kids movement was born.

Join Lotus and me as we chat about how to approach art history in a fun, low-pressure way that your kids are going to love...


 2021-08-10  44m

episode 97: YMB #97: Choosing the Best for your Morning Time: A Conversation with Cindy Rollins

Today I am joined by my Morning Time mentor Cindy Rollins. We meant to talk about trying to whittle down all the good subjects to choose only the best for your Morning Time but I am not sure we quite succeeded. ;-) We might have created more of an argument on why you should make your Morning Time longer...


 2021-07-27  42m

episode 96: YMB #96: Getting Started with Morning Time

We are kicking off a new season of the Your Morning Basket podcast with a bit of a practical episode for you. Despite all of our years talking about and writing about Morning Baskets we still get the question -- how do I get started doing a Morning Time. That is what we are hoping to answer here...


 2021-07-13  1h3m

episode 95: YMB #95: What kind of homeschool mom are you? A Conversation with Jamie Martin

I am joined on this episode of the podcast by homeschool mom and fellow introvert Jamie C. Martin. We are chatting all about how to do group learning in your home when mom just needs a little less noise and maybe a few more breaks. Though aimed at introverts, there are tons of tips here for extroverts too!

We also spill the details about our brand new Homeschooling with Purpose course that is releasing this summer...


 2021-05-25  51m

episode 94: YMB #94 Math in Morning Time: A Conversation with Denise Gaskins

I'm not going to lie, this episode of the podcast is a new favorite. Denis Gaskins, homeschool mom and math-lover, popped into my interview seat and blew me away with some awesome new math analogies, a hint that I might be teaching math wrong (gasp), and a ton of tips and ideas for making math meaningful and fun for my kids. This one is not to be missed!

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 2021-05-11  46m

episode 93: YMB #93 Poet Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Sally Thomas

Join me today for a delightful conversation with a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom who also is a poet. In this episode Sally Thomas and I discuss what drew her to writing poetry. how to experience poetry which your kids, and how you might encourage them to write their own.

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 2021-04-27  58m

episode 92: YMB #92 Growth Mindset for Kids: A Conversation with Ginny Kochis

Growth mindset is a hot buzz word in the education world these days, but what do you do if it makes you feel a little, well, uncomfortable. All that self talk can sometimes seem like a little too much dependence on self and not enough dependence on God and His will. That is why I am chatting today with Ginny Kochis who approaches the idea of growth mindset from a Christian perspective. How can we balance our belief in ourselves and our abilities with our need for God's grace and help...


 2021-04-13  34m

episode 91: YMB #91 Active Kids 2.0: A conversation with Larissa Maloney

 Want your kids to get moving and maybe you aren't so good at moving yourself? Larissa Maloney joins us on today's podcast to talk about why getting our kids moving is important to their learning. She also gives some fun tips on how to inspire them to get going. Enjoy!

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 2021-03-30  40m

episode 90: YMB #90 Travel: A Conversation with Dachelle McVey

Planning a little trip? It turns out that Morning Basket is a great time to explore all the places where you might want to travel. I am joined on today's episode by Dachelle McVey, a mom who makes travel a big part of her homeschool. And the learning doesn't just happen ON the trip. Dachelle is full of ideas for how to make it happen before and after travel as well.

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 2021-03-16  46m

episode 89: YMB #89 Building the Mini Habits of Reading: A Conversation with Abby Wahl

Fellow Scholé Sister Abby Wahl joins me on today's episode of the podcast with some encouraging help for moms who want to build a reading habit this year. In the show we talk about how to develop our reading taste, what to do if you feel like you have no time to read, and Abby's secret sauce for building a successful reading habit from the very first day.

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 2021-03-02  1h2m